27 Genius Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Your mom will love this!Your mom will love this!The mark of a good Mother's Day gift is something so cool, you'd want it for yourself. Is there any other way to thank the woman who made you so awesome?

By Elisa Benson

1. Candy Gram
When this e-card arrives in mom's inbox, she'll get a coupon code to select four sample sizes of her favorite candy on this stylish, fun-to-use site. Then her sweet treat will be delivered to her door in super-chic packaging. You know what they say about moms in a candy store! (JK. They say nothing.)
Candy Gift Card, starts at $25, sugarwish.com

2. Tick Tock
Give to mom and give back-for every purchase of this striking emerald and gold watch, Michael Kors will donate $25 to the United Nations World Food Programme.
Watch Hunger Stop 100 Series Watch, $295, michaelkors.com

3. Facebook Gifts
Now that you've come to accept that your mom is on Facebook, impress her-and her 86 friends-by using Facebook Gifts to send a cool pressie straight to her page. This coffee mug, which looks exactly like a DSLR camera lens, will satisfy her Facebook Album-liking heart.
Camera Lens Travel Mug, $20, facebook.com/gifts

4. iPad Cover
You can't go wrong with a classic-in this case, a tablet cover designed to look like a retro book.
The Great Gatsby EJacket, $45, outofprintclothing.com

5. Initial Necklace
So pretty, you'll want one too-which will make ma love it even more.
Ornate Initial Pendant Necklace, $44, cwonder.com

6. Travel Upgrade
If your mom has had the same toiletry bag since your second-grade trip to Disney, treat her to a stylish update. Bonus: All purchases from giftsthatgive.com donate 20% to a charity you choose, so you can give money in the name of mom.
Ame & Lulu Astor Toiletry bag, $58, giftsthatgive.com'

7. Lawn Décor
Cure mom's empty-nest syndrome-literally-with this whimsical birdy garden stake.
Bird and Nest Copper Garden Stake, $88, uncommongoods.com

8. Pretty Perfume
The sophisticated scent and luxe packaging make this designer set a guaranteed win for trendy mamas.
Valentino Assoluto Gift Set, $119, nordstrom.com

9. Coffee Gift Card
If your mom is as addicted to caramel macchiatos as you are, hook her up with this cool foldout gift card book from Starbucks-which also makes a thoughtful present for your bf's mom or your boss who just had a baby.
Mother's day card gift, $25, Starbucks stores (beginning April 30)

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10. Chic Glassware
These cool carafes by chef (and mom) Marcela Valladolid are perf for a mama who likes entertaining.
Marcela for Prima Design Glassware Hummingbird Carafe, $22, macys.com

11. Snack Basket
For foodie moms, send this grown-up care package stuffed with decadent treats like lavender cookies, dark chocolate cherries, and gourmet popcorn-all packaged and wrapped in a way that would make even picky moms proud.
Mother's Day Tower of Treats Gift Classic, $40, harryanddavid.com

12. Boozy Bath Caddy
Give mom the gift of HEAVEN with this wood caddy featuring a book support and, more importantly, a holder for wine. Remind dad to keep his hands off by getting it personalized with her initials for no extra charge.
Bath Caddy, $50, redenvelope.com These lawn ornament is too cute.These lawn ornament is too cute.

13. Easy Garden
Does mom need a hobby now that you're out of the house? Surprise her with this "Salad Garden" assortment of seed pods (including everything from cherry tomatoes to romaine lettuce to cukes) designed to bedummy-proof-just stick them in the ground, water, and watch them grow up. Just like you did. Awww.
Gro-ables, $30, buygroables.com

14. Wine Sampler
In this personalized wine-of-the-month club, you can send mom a sampler pack of six miniature bottles-after she goes online and rates her faves, she'll score a shipment of 12 regular-sized bottles based on her preferences.
Tasting Room One-Month Membership, $10 for sampler + $85 for first month shipment, tastingroom.com

15. iPhone Case
You know you're her number one contact, so spoil her with this cheerful, graphic iPhone case from Trina Turk.
Trina Turk for M-Edge iPhone 5 Case, $40, medgestore.com

16. Cake Pops
Put a fresh spin on the box-of-chocolates cliché with a half-dozen of these adorable-and unbelievably rich-poppers.
Shari's Berries Handmade Fancy Cake Pops, $20, berries.com

17. Artsy Pitcher
Having a well stocked kitchen is a total mom-thing, but even the most packed of cabinets will welcome this dreamy, dishwasher-safe stoneware.
Point Duchesse Pitcher, $48, anthropologie.com

18. Secret Keeper
Writing down passwords: It's what parents do. And there's no chicer way than with this leather-embossed notepad.
Leather Password Book, $42, mrboddington.com

19. Name Ring
Warning: This sweet, personalized ring may cause waterworks.
Monogram name ring, $30 + $2.50/letter, silverpromo.com

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20. Date Night
Buying this mother/daughter tearjerker will only set you back a few bucks, but planning a girls-night-in to watch it with mom is priceless.
Steel Magnolias, $6, amazon.com

21. Time Out
Laser-cut lacy details make this small wall clock feel super-spesh-and mom can proudly display it in a place that will remind her of you.
Boho Bamboo Doily Clock, $36, etsy.com

22. Hot Mag
Our redesigned sister mag Redbook isn't for regular moms, it's for cool moms. Buy her an e-subscription for the gift that keeps on giving.
Redbook tablet subscription, $20, my.redbook.com

23. Fruit Bowl
This playful handmade bowl, molded from a real 'melon, is a throwback to every backyard barbeque you ever had.
Watermelon serving bowl, $60, uncommongoods.com

24. Super-Cool Umbrella
Business on the top, party underneath. Keep mom safe from the rain (she's fancy like that) with this walking art installation, featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly.
Chihuly Pergola Umbrella, $34, chihulyworkshop.com

25. Hip to Sip
Serve up a summer-y sangria for Mother's Day brunch in these fancy wine glasses.
Floral Italian Wine Glasses, $36 for 6, fishseddy.com

26. Frozen Treat
Columbus-based Jeni's Ice Cream (founded by mother-of-two Jeni Britton Bauer) has developed a cult following for their one-of-a-kind artisanal flavors-Wildberry Lavender, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Absinthe + Meringues…the savory, spicy Bangkok Peanut is a personal fave. Jeni's ships pints nationwide on dry ice, which is like treating mom to the grown-up version of an ice cream truck.
Jeni's Ice Cream, $12/pint, jenis.com

27. Cutesy Vase
Literal, yes. Adorable, also yes.
Mother's Day Bud Vase, $25, etsy.com

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